Latest posts by Salam Aleik
Tajik Facebookers Make Persian Poetry Political
"I left, because now there is no place for love there. I left, because there was no use in staying there. I left, because oppression and pain crossed all lines."
No Happy Endings for Tajikistan's Romeo and Juliet
Another tale of tragedy from a Central Asian country that seems to produce them more regularly than most.
Russian Citizen Imprisoned for Filming Police Detaining Hijab-Wearing Women in Tajikistan
"Then they are surprised, when people go to join ISIS."
In Tajikistan, Shoots of Hope Spring from a Tale of Woe
Dilbar Gurgova was ostracised and driven into poverty after her husband was detained on extremism charges. Compatriots working in Russia were eager to help.
Three Foreign Lawyers Have Returned Home Safely, But What’s Life Like for Local Attorneys in Tajikistan?
What's the difference between a Tajik and a non-Tajik lawyer? In Tajikistan, detained foreign attorneys have a better chance of remaining unharmed and securing a quick release.
The Strongmen of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan Don't Want to Leave Office Anytime Soon
"Why trifle? Better to directly announce yourself immortals and ban death from coming for them."
Who Will Defend Tajikistan's Detained Lawyers?
Lawyers prepared to represent beleaguered opposition figures in the Central Asian country are finding themselves following them into jail.